Apply to Nysmith

Applying to The Nysmith School for the Gifted

 Please note:  all children must be age eligible on or before September 30th of the year he or she enters school.

A complete Nysmith School application includes the following:

Preschool Program (Beginners & PreK)

  • Completed application and $100 application fee.
  • Current school progress report, if applicable.
  • Student visit.

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

  • Completed application and a $100 application fee.
  • Copy of intellectual test report (required for grades 1 – 8 only).
  • Current school transcript of grades; plus final grades from previous year.
  • Two-day student visit.

Recommended intellectual tests include but are not limited to: the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V), Stanford-Binet (SB5), Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV), CogAT and NNAT2.  We leave the final choice of intellectual test to the discretion of the administering licensed psychologist. Children who score in the “Superior” or “Very Superior” range tend to transition more easily into our curriculum and thrive at Nysmith. If you have any questions about the required intellectual testing, please call our Admissions Office: 703-713-3332; ext 1051 or 1004.


For information regarding the timeline for the application process, please select the Key Dates & Timeline tab.